Lacy and Ray lead Centre

September 29, 2003

Maggie Ray and Kim Lacy each scored unassisted goals to lead Centre College to a 2-0 victory over Southwestern in women's soccer here Sunday.

Ray got her goal 30 minutes, 47 seconds into the match and Lacy got her score with just five second left when she beat a defender on the run, outmaneuvered the goalkeeper, shot and put in the rebound.

Centre (4-2-1) evened its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference mark at 1-1. The Colonels lost to No. 3 Trinity 2-1 Friday.

The Colonels had 20 shots and three corner kicks to 10 shots and two corners for Southwestern (5-4). Southwestern goalkeeper Tara Brace had eight saves and Centre keeper Jessica Chisley six.

"This was a great weekend for Centre College women's soccer," coach Gina Nicoletti said. "To come back from an emotional game like we had Friday and get the job done the way we did was just incredible. We played well and deserved this win."


Men's Soccer

The Centre men's team dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Southwestern and left coach Jeb Burch questioning his team again.

"We are in a lot of trouble right now. This was bad news for us and was an extremely disappointing loss," Burch said. "Our skill level is really lacking and our players just give the ball up too easily.

'Our confidence level is low. Centre soccer is not used to being in this situation. We just have to work harder. If we do, we can still salvage the season. But it won't be easy."

Centre outshot the winners 19-6, but Southwestern goalkeeper Jacob Henderson had seven saves.

Southwestern's first goal came on a 40-yard shot by J.P. Morgan. Kevin Donovan got credit for the second goal with 16 minutes to go when his shot deflected off a Centre defender into the goal. Pete Millon got Centre's only goal off an assist from Andy Placido with 27 seconds to play.

Field Hockey

Lindenwood, a NAIA school in St. Louis, beat the Colonels 2-0 Sunday.

"We played a very good team that was just too much for us," Centre coach Tom Hobbs said. "We had nice opportunities to score both halves but couldn't."


At Greencastle, Ind., Centre beat Oglethorpe 30-29, 30-31, 30-17 and then outlasted Rose-Hulman 30-15, 27-30, 30-27, 30-19 to claim fourth place in the SCAC East Division.

Whitney Faust had 15 kills and three blocks against Oglethorpe and Kate Bennett had 13 kills. Leah Ballinger had 38 assists and 14 digs for Centre (13-6) and Kate Guthrie had 13 digs.

Against Rose-Hulman, Ballinger had 48 assists and 14 digs while Adair Howell had 10 kills and six blocks. Guthrie added five assists while Bennett had 12 kills and Faust 10. Danielle Norman had four blocks.

"We were down 11-4 in game three against Rose-Hulman and came back to win. We knew we had to win to take fourth place and this was a big victory for us," Centre coach Stephanie Dragan said.

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